Bookstock 2019 kicks off with a $100K gift from Mike Morse Law Firm

The used book and media sale runs April 7-14 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia



Michael Morse, president and CEO of the Mike Morse Law Firm, announced the expansion of his firm’s sponsorship of Bookstock, Michigan’s largest used book and media sale, with a $100,000 commitment over the next three years. The Mike Morse Law Firm has been the presenting sponsor of Bookstock since 2016. 

Bookstock returns to Livonia's Laurel Park Place, offering unbelievable deals on used books and media Sunday, April 7 through Sunday, April 14. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale, where proceeds benefit literacy and education projects throughout the City of Detroit and Oakland, Wayne, Benzie, Washtenaw and Grand Traverse Counties

“I’m personally invested in Bookstock,” says Morse. “My mom was a Detroit librarian and school teacher, who shared her love of books and reading with our family. Now, my dream is to put books in the hands of everyone, especially children, by making them both accessible and affordable.”

Bookstock is forming a new partnership with JVS Human Services, which serves as the institutional home of Bookstock. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is Honorary Chairperson of Bookstock, and Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District, is Bookstock's Honorary Chancellor.

Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 7 at 8:15 a.m. with a performance by the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of deals. Bookstock has 300,000-plus gently used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, and vinyl for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, April 14, running Sundays, 11 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. — 9 p.m. New stock is added to the floor daily.

This year, Bookstock will feature seven days of special sales:                             

  • Monday Madness – Monday, April 8: The first 2,000 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways plus a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card every hour!
  • Teacher Appreciation Days – Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday April 10: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3 — 9 p.m. on both days. On Tuesday at 5 p.m., the Bookstock  B.E.S.T. Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be given to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools Community District who write the top essays entitled, “My Favorite Book Character…and Why.” Bookstock 2019 Presenting Sponsor Mike Morse, Honorary Chairperson Neal Rubin and Honorary Chancellor Alycia Meriweather will  present the awards live at Bookstock at 5:20 p.m., and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
  • Bookbuster Special Days – Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12: Buy three books and get the fourth book *free (*least expensive item) from 3 – 9 p.m.

          Spend $25 or more on either night and be entered in a special drawing for:

    • Skates signed by Olympic Gold Medalist Meryl Davis
    • 4 tickets to a Detroit Tigers game
    • 4 tickets to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear
  • Cookstock – Saturday, April 13: Half price on the area's largest collection of used cookbooks plus incredible cooking and  dining prizes given away throughout the day.
  • Half Price Finale, Sunday, April 29: All books and media will be sold for half price!

Marking 17 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated more than $2 million for literacy and education projects in Michigan.  Nearly 800 volunteers work together throughout the year to organize and staff the weeklong Bookstock sale.

Bookstock is brought to the community by a consortium of non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit. For more information about Bookstook, call the Bookstock hotline, (248) 645-7840, ext. 365, or visit bookstockmi.org. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.